On Donald Trump’s Presidency: Victory Comes From Allah s.w.t. Alone

Ibn Abbas reported that Ibrahim a.s. said when he was thrown into the fire
“Allah is enough for us, and excellent is He as the Guardian.”
and it was likewise said by Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, when they said:
“Verily, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.
But it only increased their faith and they said:
Allah is enough for us, and excellent is He as the Guardian.” [Ali Imran 3:173] [1]

Indeed, victory does not come from anyone except Allah. Alone. Not by Donald Trump. Not by Hillary Clinton. Not by anyone. Remember when Umar r.a. said:

“Verily, we were a disgraceful people and Allah honored us with Islam,
so if we seek honor from other than Islam, then Allah will humiliate us.” [2]

So this victory and honor must be EARNED. But how could we expect victory, when we ourselves have forsaken our Sustainer? When we abandon salah? When we are stingy in paying zakah and charity? When we talk and fight against corruption and oppression, but we ourselves cheat and oppress others in our business dealings and daily affairs?

Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saleh al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah said:

“Do you see any destruction more severe than the destruction of the Ummah nowadays? They are billion in numbers, they are nearly one-fourth of the world population, but they have no value in the global community in spite of having moral force, material power and manpower. But when they neglected the Deen of Allah, Allah s.w.t. forsook them, so that a person trusts the oppressors among the disbelievers more than he trusts his own brothers among the Muslims
– and this is an ordeal and a calamity.”

Sheikh Younus Kathrada once wrote:

“What I am saying is that we, as an ummah, carry much of the blame for what is happening to the ummah. We need to take stock of ourselves. I need to start with myself and you with yourself. Is it possible that what is happening to our fellow Muslims is a result of our wrongdoings? The reality is that it may very well be. I could be the problem, you could be the problem.
Thus, it is incumbent on us to correct ourselves.

Victory doesn’t come from holding hands and singing kumbaya. O Muslims, work hard. Fulfill our duties to Allah, and stop oppressing ourselves and others. Return to the Qur’an and Sunnah, and only then will Allah s.w.t. grant that victory that we desperately seek.
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[1] Sahih Bukhari
[2] Umar RA on Humility 

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